Free tax prep help at all MCC campuses

Metropolitan Community College will once again host free tax preparation services at all five MCC campuses. Offered in partnership with the KC C.A.S.H. VITA program, this free service is available to most individuals earning $51,000 or less. Volunteer tax preparers are trained and certified through the IRS to provide the services, including e-filing federal, Missouri and Kansas …

Former Monarch Albert Pujols meets fans at MCC-Maple Woods

Youth baseball players and baseball enthusiasts of all ages packed the Maple Woods Sports Training Center on Feb. 1, drawn by the opportunity to meet Albert Pujols, World Series champion and former player for the MCC-Maple Woods Monarchs. The autograph session and hitting clinic was sponsored by Millhouse AEP, a youth baseball training program headed by …

MCC earns high ranking among regional colleges

MCC has been named among the top colleges and universities by Ingram’s Magazine for 2013. The college earned the number 4 slot on the magazine’s list of the Top 25 Public Colleges & Universities for Missouri & Kansas. The list is devised based on undergraduate enrollment for the fall 2012 semester. For MCC, that enrollment figure was 20,151. Mizzou, St. …

Russian History & Culture at MCC-Longview

Two professors from Kostroma State Technological University Kostroma, Russia are visiting Metropolitan Community College and delivering guest lectures in Intercultural Communication classes at MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods and MCC-Blue River. Angelina Kondratyeva and Iana Asatkina  (Кондратьева А.В and Асаткина Я.А) have visited MCC-Longview and MCC-Maple Woods classes already and were extremely engaging and informative.  They have additional …

Russell named executive director of Institute for Workforce Innovation

Nancy Russell has been promoted to executive director of the MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation. Russell has served as dean of instructional services at MCC-Longview since June, 2012. She will transition to her new post in July, 2013. Russell replaces Margaret Boyd, who has served as executive director of the Institute for Workforce Innovation since …

MCC in the news: Transformative Change Initiative

The Kansas City Star ran an article this week about MCC’s recent selection as a participant in the Community College Transformational Change Initiative, a national effort to overhaul the way community colleges address barriers to student success. Click here to read the Kansas City Star article, written by Mara Rose Williams. Click here to read …

Thank you, Adele

The MCC community mourns the loss of one of Kansas City’s greatest philanthropists, Adele Hall. Beyond her civic and philanthropic commitments, which were countless, Adele’s most lasting legacy will be that she was extraordinarily caring and kind-hearted. Indeed, she was very kind to MCC. Adele and her husband, Don, served as honorary co-chairs of MCC’s …

2nd Annual Boy Scout Merit Badge Round-Up coming to MCC-BT

Ninety Boy Scouts from the Kansas City area will take part in MCC Boy Scout Merit Badge Round-Up Saturday, February 9.  This year’s all-day event at MCC-Business & Technology will offer Scouts the opportunity to earn badges in: -Computers -Geocaching -Metalwork -Scholarship –Welding Approximately 190 merit badges will be earned during the event.  Lunch will …

MCC bids farewell to OSHA Training Institute Director

Please join us in saying good-bye to Annette Braam, Director of the OSHA Institute Training Education Center, Region VII.  Braam has accepted a position with the Directorate of Training and Education for OSHA in Arlington Heights, Ill., where she will be program manager for the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers. We are grateful for all …

MCC workforce video receives national honor

MCC has been awarded a Paragon Award by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) for a short animated film about the regional workforce for the digital storytelling industry. The film, entitled Alice’s Adventure in Workforce Development, was created by the MCC Institute for Workforce Innovation (IWI), in conjunction with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), …